I'm formatting a cover design in LaTeX. The cover has pages of 145×210mm which includes 3mm margin. The side should be 13.93mm wide and the bleed is 3mm. This gives me the following code, which declares three minipages: one for the back of the book, one for the side, and one for the front.



Blah blah blah

However, the first minipage is not aligned in the absolute top left, but a little bit to the right, so that the rightmost minipage ends up in the bleed area:

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As you can see I already removed extra spaces inbetween as suggested here, but that didn't resolve the issue. I also already set the margins to 0 with geometry.

How can I align the minipage in the absolute top?

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    Adding \noindent before \begin{minipage}? – egreg Feb 1 '15 at 16:24
  • @egreg right, of course. I didn't think of it, that it would apply to minipages as well, but of course it does. Thanks! – Keelan Feb 1 '15 at 16:25

Since you're doing a cover page, it's better to set


before \begin{document}. Note that \parindent is set to zero inside a minipage anyway, but this doesn't affect normal paragraphing.

As far as TeX is concerned, you're just making a paragraph and a minipage is nothing more than a “big” character to TeX's eyes.

Or just add \noindent before the starting \begin{minipage}.

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